Faces of Recovery: Linda and Dean

Stories and portraits from Recovery Cafe.

Linda Rogers paints with her words. She told me the most painful things in her life in the most beautiful imagery.  “My life was like the shattered bits in a kaleidoscope.“, she said. “You can’t put them back together but you can take the shattered bits and make a mosaic of them.

Dean Chen is legally blind. He has never been addicted or homeless but Recovery Cafe helps him find his way through life with a disability.  “At Recovery Cafe everyone is here to improve themselves I like that.

Find every story recorded so far here. Or read more about the cafe, it’s members and programs here

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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6 Responses to Faces of Recovery: Linda and Dean

  1. My heart is saddened by they stories and excited about their stories of hope, healing and recovery. I am awe-inspired by this project – your sketches, portraits, reportage.

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  2. Lynn Smith says:

    Wow! So, beautiful that you have a gift that has allowed you to get to be a part of these peoples’ lives and their stories of healing in such a unique way. Thank you for posting these sketches.
    You not only have a gift of art, but you are gifted at listening and encouragement 🙂

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  3. sandra p mac diarmid says:

    Suhita, I love what you are doing and because of your series, I have donated in lost friends names instead of flowers.. touching stories..

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